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Nursing Faculty

Join the dynamic faculty of Gannon University that prepares motivated students intellectually, professionally, and personally for leadership roles in their careers, society and church. Gannon University is a Catholic, Master’s Institution that is committed to student-centered learning with an emphasis on student learning outcomes, and interactive and collaborative teaching and learning styles. The Villa Maria School of Nursing (VMSON) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2013. The VMSON is the first collegiate nursing program in NW Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate program offers a community-based curriculum consistently yielding over 95 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN. The graduate program (MSN) offers options in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia and Nursing Administration. Tenure-track faculty teach in both the undergraduate and the graduate programs as needed.

Successful candidates must provide evidence of competence in various teaching methods effective in classroom and clinical instruction; work collaboratively with colleagues; actively participate in academic advisement; engage in scholarship and professional, University and community service. Educational preparation at the master’s level with a major in nursing is required; an earned doctorate in nursing or a closely related field (Ph.D., DNSc, or Ed.D.) and recent clinical and teaching experience in a program of higher education is preferred. Strong medical surgical background is a plus; and must be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure.  Must be able to support and promote the University’s mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts tradition.
Gannon University, located along the shores of Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of exciting cultural and seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo. Favorable cost-of-living with low housing costs make Erie an ideal place to live. For more information about the Erie area, visit

Online Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to

Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until the vacancy is filled. Finalists for this position will be required to submit transcripts from the institution awarding their terminal degrees. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicant.

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Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks excellence through diversity and encourages women and underrepresented groups to apply.

Posted November 2012